100% Participation in Practice Thursday

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  1. tatepatsfan

    tatepatsfan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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  2. Archeryaddict12

    Archeryaddict12 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Awesome!!!! Time to get rolling now and kick it into gear for a Super Bowl win. Stay healthy and we are a force to reckon with.

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  3. Fixit

    Fixit Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I giddy like schoolgirl.
  4. Palm Beach Pats Fan

    Palm Beach Pats Fan In the Starting Line-Up

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    I'm beginning to channel my inner Off-the-Grid and starting to logically think that this is our year, despite the voices of pessimism that naturally also reside in my head.

    We will be, overall, as healthy as any team we've had heading into the playoffs in years, and maybe ever.

    We have our best running attack since 2004, but it's actually deeper and more balanced now.

    We just made a super bowl run last year, and have improved every facet of both our offense and defense.

    We have moved the chains better than any team in NFL history this year.

    We led the league in rushing TDs, for crying out loud, with the greatest QB ever.

    We scored the most points in the NFL by such a wide margin that the #2 team (Denver) is closer to the #9 team in PPG than to us at #1.

    Almost all of this offensive excellence occurred without Gronk and AHern on the field at the same time.

    Despite the pace which results in way more possessions overall per game, we were a respectable 9th in scoring defense.

    We dominate turnover differential, leading the AFC in fewest fumbles, in fewest interceptions, while forcing the most fumbles in the NFL, and while making the most interceptions in the AFC

    We have beaten our main AFC competitors this year, except for the Ravens (who benefitted from replacement official fiasco calls at home)

    Our main hurdle is Denver, who we've recently OWNED, with a defense coached by Del Rio, who we have always OWNED, with a quarteback named Peyton who is sub-0.500 for his career in the playoffs.

    Somebody tell me what will go wrong?

    The list of negatives is pretty small:
    1) Gost had a subpar year
    2) KO return seems weak, but most are touchbacks anyway
    3) We may have to travel to Denver

    Talk me down from this incredible confidence for at least getting to the Super Bowl, and likely winning it all. It seems strange.
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  5. Double TE

    Double TE 4 LIFE PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I just hope we survive the first round without any injuries and then go on and spank Denver or Baltimore!!!!

    Gronk and AH have rarely been together all year. Good luck preparing for all those formations now suckaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. letekro

    letekro In the Starting Line-Up

    Tremendous news. Ninkovich must have the same Gumby gene that Tedy had.
  7. Joker

    Joker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    can't be...I read here in multiple posts on different threads that Ninko was done..out for the year...we were screwed...no depth...horrible news...one and done....so....what's the latest from squawky bawky central???
  8. hodgey

    hodgey Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    My biggest concerns are as follows:
    1.) The team has a bad day i.e an off day for Brady
    2.) Bias officiating in a AFCCG in denver.

    I mentioned early in the season about the only fear would be playing the Broncos in Denver and having to beat them and the officials. I can see the flags now. If the officiating is neutral I believe we win handily.

  9. Jackson 2

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    Dr. Ron Bogus thought Ninko's injury was like Colvin's. Actually, hoped, not thought.
  10. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Butler Island is here PatsFans.com Supporter

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    finally at 100% and at the time they need it the most
  11. PatsWickedPissah

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    I'm not talking you down
    Sure you're not really OTG?
  12. sevengables_2207

    sevengables_2207 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    The hundred percent participation is excellent news, especially during the bye week.

    If the defense can get a healthy Ninko and both starting corners (Talib and Dennard) back to full strength, then the defense will be seemingly as strong as it has been in recent memory IMO.
  13. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    My subtle scientific analysis of their font stylings says its

    Just Not Possible! :eek:
  14. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

    You're spending way too much time at Jets Insider.
  15. Wax Frog

    Wax Frog In the Starting Line-Up

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  16. NewFeep

    NewFeep On the Game Day Roster

    That really is excellent news....... Anyone know how long Gronk is gonna wear that cast? He could kill someone with that club!

    If we can have Talib and Dennard close to 100% that would really help.....
  17. Mack Herron

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    It would be exciting to see a secondary of Talib/Dennard/McCourty/Gregory (+ Hightower/Mayo/Spikes) playing with the defensive front of Ninkovich/Deaderick/Wilfork/Jones (+ Cunningham/Francis/Scott). Would be the first time, no?
  18. dannydyn

    dannydyn PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    ^^ THIS!

    That's the ONLY downside we can encounter. If we can stay healthy (hopefully Pollard doesn't do his dirty tricks again on Gronk), we OWN this conference.
  19. JMarr

    JMarr In the Starting Line-Up

    This. This is definitely good news, but I'm not going to get too excited til I see our only decent corners--whose presence frees up McCourty to be our best safety--starting and performing well. Either one of these guys could be more banged up than we know, but Talib's hip worries me the most. Sort of reminds me of last year when everyone thought Gronk was good to go in the SB after a two week layoff when in fact he wasn't ready at all.
  20. aluminum seats

    aluminum seats In the Starting Line-Up

    It's hard not to be confident. With health and crisp execution...
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